Reviews for The Wicket Gate
hwyla chapter 13 . 11/26/2013
I love this story, but I can't see the Marauders actually taking up anything by owl-order. It would have been smart and would have provided a means of living for Remus, however I truly think Vernon was actually correct that James was unemployed. He just didn't know about all the money that meant James didn't NEED to work.

IF they had an owl-order business, then Remus would not have had that heavily battered case with 'Professor Remus J Lupin' on it in PoA on the train. I suppose the owl-order business COULD have gone down the drain with his depression after Halloween'81?

Anyways, they never seemed to me to have grown up and actually worry about their futures. I tend to think that IF they had they would have only wanted 'exciting' risky ways to earn money. Ways that meant planning like their old pranks. I could easily see them turning into con-men. Not that I think they did. Hmmmm, owl-order would be perfect for that!

But I like your option, besides, just because Evan gave them the opportunity doesn't mean they would take it.
duj chapter 13 . 11/25/2013
Didn't JK say at one point that James invented the Nose-Biting Teacup? Sounds like the sort of malicious but otherwise useless type of thing he'd enjoy.

What comes through really clearly is that the Marauders, and the teachers who supported/ignored their marauding, are largely responsible for a generation of Slytherins ending up as Death Eaters/sympathisers. Not entirely; there were other influences, of course. But touting bullies as Fighters for the Light only makes victims and onlookers figure that light and right must be opposites...
hennaravenclaw chapter 13 . 11/25/2013
Amazing! I'm so glad that there is a sequel.:)
Ebony Starstorm chapter 13 . 11/25/2013
ON Alpha Centauri, wouldn't that be rather too, well, hot? P

YES! Oh yes. D None of them deserved to be trusted... with thre possible exception of Remus, because of all of them, he *was* trapped...
hennaravenclaw chapter 12 . 11/22/2013
Great chapter! I really enjoyed the letter format, it made me laugh. (a lot)
Ebony Starstorm chapter 12 . 11/21/2013
That. Was. Awesome. On so many levels... but Lucius Malfoy's face on being called 'Luke'... why Severus didn't go with 'Lucy', though.

And no Gryffs this chapter! Excellent.
duj chapter 12 . 11/21/2013
I was surprised that Ev knew what sushi looked like, As I certainly didn't in the 70s, but a little research turned up that UK royal and ambassadorial mouths had tasted it before I was born.
hennaravenclaw chapter 11 . 11/18/2013
Wow! Amazing as usual. :) I love how you pack so much information and food for thought into a (relatively) short chapter.
duj chapter 11 . 11/18/2013
No, we only know that he had stopped casually hexing random people by the end of seventh year. We don't know when exactly he made the change, but there's nothing to indicate it as just after fifth year.
Ebony Starstorm chapter 11 . 11/18/2013
... Meredith Mulciber... oh my gods... and Antimony Avery? Really? xD

James Potter is not now, nor ever will be alpha-male.

Though I would wonder if Hagrid meant Head Boy of Gryffindor, as Lily is Head Girl...

Because the thought of *that* as head boy...
duj chapter 10 . 11/16/2013
Amaretto source? I'm still not getting it.
Very Small Prophet chapter 8 . 11/15/2013
Slughorn’s teeny little walrus-moustache-quirking smile, of course, is inspired by his realization that he’s just seen his replacement as Head of Slytherin House. And one who will do a better job than he does. Good thing the lad’s a potions genius, too, though geniuses are not necessarily the best people to teach beginners. Really, Severus should never teach below the graduate level, though I’m sure his NEWT students are the most arrogant, exclusive clique in Hogwarts, and go orgasmic with pride every time Snape sneers, “Adequate.” I’m thinking about the statistics class I took as a grad student in which we had to write the equivalent of a miniature academic paper every week; the party at the end of the quarter for the Survivors was legendary. “I Survived Geography 426!”
hennaravenclaw chapter 10 . 11/14/2013
Again, amazing chapter! You are such an inspiration.
Ebony Starstorm chapter 10 . 11/14/2013
Yay to exams. xD Or rather what they do to Sev...
hennaravenclaw chapter 9 . 11/12/2013
I really love how you make Evan (who is practically an OC) come alive in this story. Please keep writing. I just have one question, though. How did Severus become so... solitary and bitter if he had good friends like Narcissa, Lucius and Evan? I know Evan was killed in combat, but what about the Malfoys?
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